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Islam in Space

  • Author: MR
  • Filed under: Funny, Islam
  • Date: Apr 27,2006 | 01:00 AM

Ever wondered how to pray or make wudu in space? Where would you face for qibla? How would you fast in Ramadan? Well in Malaysia, they are having a serious 2 day conference dedicated to answering questions about Muslims in space.

For instance, Muslims wash before they pray but not only is water a precious commodity in space, but it is also impractical in weightlessness.

Likewise, the faithful face Mecca. However, that will mean pin-pointing a moving location while in zero gravity.

And Muslim prayer times are linked to those of the sunrise and sunset, but in orbit the sun appears to rise and set more than a dozen times a day.

Does floating break your salah? HAHAHAHA

Shout out to Adam of Another Econ Hopeful who posted this.

BBC News Article: Malaysia considers Islam in space


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  • 21 Responses for "Islam in Space"

    1. Mr GQ April 26th, 2006 at 10:19 pm

      As if they have learned everything about Islam…

      Talk about wasting time.

    2. Reggae Powered DC2 April 27th, 2006 at 1:50 am

      I do not think it is wasting time, since praying Salaah is essential in the life of a Muslim. If a Muslim were to go into space, these are issues that need to be addressed. However, I do not think much time should be spent on this, because how many Muslims will actually go into space?

      I would assume the astronaunt could make Tayyamum because of the lack of water. As for the Salaah times I would like to know how the figure that one out. At least he can combine Salaah!

    3. mr fan April 27th, 2006 at 9:21 am

      I have to agree with GQ…muslims are wasting time if they go into space. there are more important things here on earth for them to do. why are they going in to space…looking for what or who..Allah? if they have all that money to go to space, they should use it for better things in this world like helping all the poor people in africa and asia.

    4. Mujahideen Ryder April 27th, 2006 at 9:58 am

      or covering the Kabba with gold, or buidling a floating masjid over water, or building the largest malls, skyscrapers, apartment buildings. i dont think its a waste of time, becuase they are seeking knowledge. and they are not wasting that much money, they are just sending a Muslim with the russian spaceship. the general Muslim ummah wastes way more money on things that won’t even increase them in knowledge. muslims have been wasting money since 1000s years ago since the time of great palaces and grand and luxorious houses of the amirs, caliphs, governers of the Muslim states. (example: taj mahal). but ur point is valid that we should spend money on better things. but u cant say they are wasting time.

    5. Mr GQ April 27th, 2006 at 10:40 am

      I agree with MR fan. MJ, sure I agree there are people on this Earth that waste money as if it grows on trees. I agree that the leaders today who are considered Muslims, have huge mansions and an endless supply of money (or so it seems) that is used for pleasure. But that doesnt mean it should be used as a justification to go into space and spend precious time on ‘what ifs.’ Like the above poster said, why not spend the same money on Africa? Why not give the money to Muslims in Palestine? Iraq? Pakistan? Kashmir? Aghanistan? The list is endless. We need to set our priorities straight. Trying to find out what breaks one’s wudhu in space or where the Qibla would be is NOWHERE near as important as helping Muslims IN NEED in this world. Allah will ask you about those dying Muslims and why you didnt help. He wont ask why you didnt figure out the Qibla in space. May Allah protect us all. Ameen

    6. Abdul Muhaimin April 27th, 2006 at 2:31 pm

      this is obviously a waste of time.

    7. Anonymous April 27th, 2006 at 3:51 pm

      thats so true, whos gonna help those dying ppl? the muslims in space? like theyr really gonna make a difference…its such a waste of time. There’s no “other” knowledge out there…everything we really do “need” to kno about space and watnot is in the qur’an, am i right? … WASTE/OF/TIME.

    8. Fabulous April 27th, 2006 at 3:57 pm

      that was Fabulous up therr.

    9. Anonymous April 27th, 2006 at 6:34 pm

      Mr GQ is a waste of his father’s sperm

    10. MAD FOR THE UMMAH April 27th, 2006 at 11:19 pm

      MUJAHIDEEN RYDER IS OBVIOUSLY INFLUENCE BY THE PROPONENTS OF ‘SACRED KNOWLEDGE’ IM NOT SURPRISED THAT HE WONDERS ABOUT THESE THINGS AND SPACE INSTEAD OF PRACTICAL ISSUES THAT ADDRESS THE NEEDS AND CONCERNS OF THE UMMAH. HIM AND THE SACRED KNOWLEDGE CREW OF SPECIAL DHIKR AND TAWASSUL WOULD RATHER LEAVE THE REAL WORK TO MEN AND GO IN THIER HOMES AND TALK ABOUT PURIFYING THIER HEART AS AN END INSTEAD OF AS A MEANS.

    11. Mujahideen Ryder April 28th, 2006 at 6:40 am

      no doubtttttttt, i got a haterrr

    12. MAD FOR THE UMMAH April 28th, 2006 at 7:09 am

      SALAAM NO WAY MAN, I AM NOT HATING ON YOU, YOU ARE MY BROTHER, ALHAMDULLILAH
      I JUST AM VENTING MY FRUSTRATIONS AT A GROUP OF MUSLIMS WHO CONDEMN RESISTANCE, LEGITIMATE AND UN LEGITIMATE, AND CONSTANTLY DERAIL SOME OTHER MUSLIMS FOR NOT FOCUSING ON PURIFYING THE HEART ISSUES AND STRICTLY ADHERING TO A MADHAB, AS IF THIS IS THE ONLY ISSUE IN THE UMMAH. I AM TALKING ABOUT THE MASUD AND SPATH CROWD.

    13. mr fan April 28th, 2006 at 9:25 am

      mad for the ummah…you are getting on my nerves now. leave masud and spath out of this. those are good peeps and they are my peeps as well. agree, going into space is a waste of time and money…but masud and spath peeps are good people and i like them.

    14. Hasan Mahmood April 28th, 2006 at 12:33 pm

      Asalamu Alaikum,

      I always wondered when traveling on an airplane, how do you pray. By the way, there is gonna be a YM NJ-NY 3 on 3 Basketball Tournament on May 20, 2006. You can now register your team on the ymsite at the following link: http://www.ymsite.com/teaneck/
      You can also click on the www directly underneath this post to get to the registration page. Remember, this is gonna be a very intesne basketball tournament, so only soign your team up if your team has skillz, otherwise you would just be embarrassing yourselves. Its $35 per team but you get a $5 discount if you pay online. So thats oinbly $30 if you payonline. You MUST REGISTER YOUR TEAM ONLINE. So see you there InshaAllah.

    15. Mujahideen Ryder April 28th, 2006 at 4:51 pm

      why u hatin on my muslim broz and sisz? if u hatin on masud.co.uk and sunnipath.com u hatin on mujahideen ryder. going to space maybe a waste of time for you and the ppl who think it is, but apparently for all those malaysian scholars it’s not cuz they doing something. i dont really care if its a waste a time or not. its being done, and i find it mad funny that they find fiqh rulings about salah and tahara up in space. 😀 so no biggie.

    16. apocalyptic April 30th, 2006 at 2:23 pm

      wow.. I quite surprise to hear all the negative thoughts about the idea of muslims wanted to go to space.. you all should be glad and at the same time be supportive over the issue.. Aren’t you all glad finally we will have the first muslim astronout… Malaysia is one of few advanced muslim country in the world ..they sure have all the money to do that plus the conference.. waste of time??.. no I don’t think so.. Have you all heard a hadith saying that.. seek knowledge even if you have to go to china… does it ring any bells?? I hope people especially muslims across the globe will see this as a pride that we all should share together.. not just some pathetics who know just to condemn others.

    17. Adilah aka Sugarberry May 1st, 2006 at 6:46 pm

      MR i wanna know more about Muslims in Space! all those questions you posted are really good ones and now im curious!

    18. rooq May 11th, 2006 at 8:07 pm

      Wow, this is a really interesting subject. I wonder what conclusions they came up with.

    19. Naveed Chaudhry May 13th, 2006 at 12:02 am

      On a far more important issue, which is finding the direction of the Qibla from any place on earth when you need to pray, you can check out this Google Map Qibla Locator. It’s very useful for instance when going on a trip somewhere, you can get the location beforehand or on the spot if you have internet access there.

    20. Mujahideen Ryder’s Blog - Not the normal Muslim blog… » Islam in Space (part 2) August 9th, 2006 at 9:58 pm

      […] Islam in Space (part 2) Shout out to Tamzid for showing me this. This is is an udpate from my last post, Islam in Space. Malaysia is sending a Muslim astronaut into space, so the scholars have figured out how the Muslim can pray and peform abulution. They said the person can pray sitting down and make wudu with a wet cloth. Honestly, I’d love to pray on a floating prayer rug. Hahaha! Islam Hits International Space Station When a day lasts 90 minutes, how often does a Muslim astronaut pray? By Amos Kenigsberg DISCOVER Vol. 27 No. 08 | August 2006 | Space […]

    21. Raaja October 22nd, 2007 at 1:25 pm

      For a muslim to be on space, a christian had been the base. But they (Christian) did not do this much of publicity. When Sawla from India went to space, the Hindus did not do the same thing what you are doing. So, the morale of the story is forget about religion matter and think about the humanity and ways to improve it. GOD is ONE. HE will not please anyone just by praying in the space. U must be a good human who do not neglect anyone in this world. Any religion will teach you that u should be humble. We depends on each other for living. What a funny people! U may not publish this message but at least YOU read it and UNDERSTAND.

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